No hugging policy considered in some MD schools

A school district in Maryland is considering a hugging ban in their public schools.

The St. Mary's County Public School system is considering a new security guideline that would ban visitors at elementary schools from hugging anyone but their own children.

The policy was proposed after some parents expressed concerns about other adults interacting and touching their children.

The hugging ban is part of a tighter security policy that would prohibit visitors from bringing homemade food, and limiting lunchtime and recess visits.

School officials say the new policy is aimed at keeping the youngest kids safe.  

But some parents think it goes overboard.

The school board will review the proposed policy and vote on it before the end of the school year.

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